Mayaguez Zoo

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The largest zoo in Puerto Rico, the Mayaguez zoo features at least 75 different animal species spread out over about thirty exhibits. While it will not stand up against the larger zoos of the world, it provides a great educational experience and a good way to spend the day.

Guests to the zoo will have plenty of opportunity to see all the animals. The included audio tour will give you facts about each one, while staff onsite will help answer any additional questions that you might have. With around 30 exhibits and plenty of animals, you should be able to spend a couple of hours here at least.

Location

Located in the outer region of Mayagüez, a half mile north-northeast of downtown, Mayaguez Zoo always welcomes residents and tourists lodging in this part of the city or a nearby area. Even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time.

Nearby Restaurants

If you get hungry visiting this zoo, it definitely won't be a problem -- you can find an impressive array of food and drink providers in this general area. The nearest eatery to Mayaguez Zoo is Little Caesar's Parque de los Proceres, which serves Italian dishes. The restaurant is only around three quarters of a mile from this zoo, so stop by and try something off the menu. Also nearby, you will have restaurants such as Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and Church's Chicken Mayaguez Mall where you and your party should be sure to try out American meals and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of nearby activities include Patriot's Park, which is three quarters of a mile away Mayagüez. You might want to also think about making the trip to Parque Luis Munoz Rivera, which is another attraction in the area.

Zoos are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Mayaguez Zoo
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Patriot's Park -- 0.7 mi. (1.1 km) SW Mayagüez
Parque Luis Munoz Rivera -- 0.9 mi. (1.8 km) S Mayagüez
Plaza José De Diego -- 0.9 mi. (0.9 km) SSW Mayagüez
Plaza Colón -- 1.0 mi. (0.6 km) SSW Downtown Mayaguez
Parque Suau -- 1.2 mi. (0.6 km) SW Mayagüez
Mayaguez Memorial Historic Site 1.2 mi. (0.8 km) WSW Mayagüez
Parque Del Litoral -- 1.6 mi. (0.8 km) SW Mayagüez
Punta Boca Morena -- 1.8 mi. (2.1 km) W Mayagüez

More Information

Hours

The zoo is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm Wednesdays through Sunday.

Cost

Admission into the zoo costs $13 for everyone 12 and up, and $8 for those younger. Seniors receive a discount and will only pay $6.50. Admission includes an audio tour in your choice of English or Spanish. There is also a parking fee of $3 per car, and an additional $1 for large cars.

Address

Carretera 108, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Phone

(787) 834-8110

 

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